School opens teachers’ houses

National
Source:
The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Teachers at Rilo Primary School in Central can now enjoy the comfort of new houses, thanks to the assistance of the province’s Governor Kila Haoda.
The governor was at the school over the weekend to open three new houses which cost K100,000.
Haoda told the Rilo community that educational services such as infrastructure were lacking in the province for the last 20 years so his government was serious about filling that vacuum.
“Since I took office in 2012, I have funded most of the schools in the province and have changed the face of the education infrastructure services that school children enjoy today, “he said.
“I will continue to deliver government services to the people of Central province in my term.”
Haoda said the level of education in the province had dropped due to lack of school infrastructure.
“We need better education facilities before we can talk about lifting the standard of education of our children,” he said.
School board chairman captain Leka Gure supported Haoda’s comments, saying that most of the building at schools in Central were built during colonial times and were falling apart.
“In rural areas today, the number of school-aged children has increased and classrooms are overcrowded due to lack of buildings.”
He called for more classrooms to be built.